So, OK. The day that I have avoided for so long has arrived: my day of reckoning. The day where I see how I did following my Gail Vaz-Oxlade-inspired budget jars.
I won't go over how much I budgeted for what, or how much I spent on what. This is for a variety of reasons, but mainly because I don't want you to judge me. Just trust that I'm working hard on this, you guys!
So, let's just assume that I set overly ambitious low budgets for everything, and surprised myself by not overspending that much.
*Groceries: I went over budget by $113.94
Entertainment: (i.e. haircut, magazines, makeup, etc.) I went over budget by $115.91
Total overexpenditure: $229.85
So, this tells us two things. 1) I should be a bit more realistic with my budgeting and 2) There is definitely room for me to spend a bit less in both areas. And I think that my ONLY NECESSARY EXPENSES and NO INTERNET SHOPPING rules should help out quite a bit with this.
So, I will stick with the same budget amounts, and see how I do in June.
* I'm not really worrying too much right now about budgeting for utilities, etc., since those are mostly regulated and I live in a rental apartment and there's really no way to decrease any of those, unless I decide to stop having electricity. Which maybe I will come to that point by like, November? But not anytime soon.